Buenas Noticias! New ADA Website Available in Spanish

The American Dental Association (ADA) conducted a satellite media tour on June 28, 2012 as part of the kickoff of their new website, MouthHealthy.org.  The new site, which became available to the public on June 25, is dedicated to providing credible oral health information and has several features, including ADA Find-a-Dentist, videos for all ages, and a plethora of information … Read More

The Dental Effects of Thumb-Sucking

Recently, my spouse and I had a challenging debate about our three-year-old son’s thumb-sucking habit.  On one side, he uses this common, often impulsive behavior to self-soothe in stressful situations or when he’s tired.  On the flip-side of the coin, we’re fearful that he is doing lasting damage to his teeth and jaw.  I’ve heard varying opinions on behalf of … Read More

Sealants: A Simple Way to Prevent Cavities

***UPDATED: July 27, 2016*** The American Dental Association (ADA) has updated their clinical practice guidelines for the use of sealants on children after reviewing evidence of the practice’s effectiveness. Dr. John Timothy Wright, professor and director of strategic initiative in the department of pediatric dentistry at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, said that sealants have been found … Read More

Help with Halitosis

Do you find yourself constantly popping mints or gum to freshen your breath? Is your bad breath causing you t be self-conscience? Do you find that no matter how often you brush, you just can’t seem to kick your bad breath to the curb? Halitosis, the medical term for bad breath, is not something to ignore.  Often, it is a … Read More

Not Your Mother’s Dentist

Fear of going to the dentist often stems from a traumatic childhood experience.  Back in the day, dentistry tools and anesthesia were not at the level of sophistication that they currently are, often leading to more painful procedures.  Lucky for you, and your children, technological advances in the field of dentistry have allowed for a much more pleasant, virtually pain-free … Read More

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Nearly 40,000 people nationwide are diagnosed with oral cancer every year, resulting in approximately two dozen deaths daily.  But according to the Dental PR News article, “Education and Exams for Oral Cancer Awareness Month,” there is something you can do to avoid becoming part of this statistic.  Early detection and diagnosis are key elements to fighting this deadly disease.  Survival … Read More

Don't Miss Dr. Sanchez on TV Tomorrow!

Dr. Sanchez is going to be on national TV tomorrow, December 13, at 8:30 am EST on Telemundo’s  TV Show  “Levantate” talking about dentistry. Tune in!  You don’t want to miss his valuable information.  (Miami local Channel 51)

Poor Oral Health a Family Affair

Most mothers hope to give their children the best that life has to offer.  Providing a safe and loving home, nutritious and balanced meals, and clean clothes to wear are just a few of the necessities that kids need to thrive.  Thanks to a study completed in New Zealand, moms around the world can now add practicing good oral hygiene … Read More

More Evidence That Dentist Trips Save Your Heart

There has been more and more research to suggest that oral health is linked to heart health and now another study directly links visiting the dentist with a decreased risk of heart disease.  The new study consists of 100,000 participants and they found the people who had their teeth cleaned and scraped by a professional dentist had a 24% lower … Read More

Better Oral Cancer Screening Saves Lives

If caught early, oral cancer has a high cure rate so it’s important to talk to your Miami dentist about screening.  The Miami Dental Sedation Spa uses the leading oral cancer screening system, Vizilite, which was developed to help oral health care professionals catch and evaluate abnormal lesions in the mouth.  Suspicious marks that could be cancerous or precancerous can … Read More